Speed run of The Legend of Zelda, done during July 2003. Uses 2nd controller Up+A warping. Available in 3 versions: low quality, normal quality, and 60fps high quality.
Author's comments: I know that this time isn't much to write home about anymore, but before the advent of the emulator runs, this was the fastest Zelda time around by a pretty healthy margin. At the time that I posted this at TG, I claimed a cash bounty by breaking 36 minutes. The best time back then was over 37!
Too many of today's Zelda runs rely on luck these days. This path may not be the fastest (it'll never break 32), but it only requires a small handful of favorable bomb drops to work. I wasn't so lucky on this particular run, where I had to make a lot of (normally) unnecessary kills in Levels 5 and 7, looking for extra bombs. Take that problem away and I could have easily gotten down to around 33:30.
With everyone going for the sub-32 run these days, I imagine that this run won't stay up here for long, so enjoy it while you can! :)